“It’s important for citizens to simply have all the information they need and deserve so they can hold all of their elected officials accountable.”
– Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
To emphasize transparency in state government, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has created this web page as part of a series of actions to implement improvements in the areas of disclosure, ethics and transparency.
Department of State expenditures (click on "State" in list)
Ideas on transparency
Read Secretary Benson's ideas on restoring the public trust through transparency (March 6, 2019)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
How to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of State